Tag Team Champs: The Best Hip Hop & R&B Tandems

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You gotta love it when artists infuse one genre into another and the two collide head-on. While some aren’t able to create a beautiful monster, the ones that do have the gifts of recreating it over and over. So, when your favorite rapper calls on your favorite R&B singer or vice versa, the likelihood of it turning out to be fire is pretty high. But, every so often, the biggest question is: “Can they do it again, and again, and again?” Some of these tandems have proven that they have the recipe in making great tracks together repeatedly.  See who made the cut.

Jay-Z In Concert At Radio City Music Hall – Show

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Check out the Best Hip-Hop & R&B Tandems

Ja Rule & Ashanti

Irv Gotti, Ja Rule, Ashanti

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Murder Inc had the formula down in the 2000’s. Their marquee artists were Ja Rule and Ashanti. So they decided to link their talents together and forge a bevy of hits.  “Always on Time,” “Mesmerize” “Wonderful” are just some of their classics together.

JAY Z & Beyonce

Beyonce Jay Z performing

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What started out as a creative mix between two artists, became a lifelong relationship musically and romantically. Jay Z and Beyonce created a slew of classics together ranging from ” 03′ Bonnie & Clyde”, “Drunk in Love,” “Crazy in Love,” and more.